Wedding in Galilee (1987)

Directed by: Michel Khleifi

Stars: Mohamad Ali El Akili, Bushra Karaman, Makram Khoury

Language: Arabic | Subtitles: English [sub/idx]

Country: Israel | Ar: 1.731 | Dvdrip

Also known as: Urs al-jalil, Hatunah B’Galil

Description: A Palestinian seeks Israeli permission to waive curfew to give his son a fine wedding. The military governor’s condition is that he and his officers attend. The groom berates his father for agreeing. Women ritually prepare the bride; men prepare the groom. Guests gather. The Arab youths plot violence. One Israeli officer swoons in the heat and Arab women take her into the cool house. A thoroughbred gets loose and runs to a mined field; soldiers and Arabs must cooperate to rescue it. As darkness falls, tensions between army and villagers rise, and the groom’s wedding-night anger and impotence threaten family dignity and honor. Can cool heads prevail?



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